The aim of this chapter is to recall the main algebraic prerequisites and all the notation and definitions used throughout the Book. All main proofs are deferred to Chap. 7. This chapter (and its counterpart Chap. 7) is intended for a Reader having only a basic undergraduate knowledge in Algebra; a Reader acquainted with a more advanced knowledge of Algebra may pass directly to Chap. 3.
KeywordsVector Space Tensor Product Associative Algebra Formal Power Series Universal Property
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